Conference organizers for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW)—the largest North American gathering of heavy-duty aftermarket professionals in the industry—recently announced that the Product Expo is nearly sold out and is expected to reach full capacity for the 2023 event. To date, more than 95% of exhibit space has been sold, covering more than 59,000 square feet of exhibit space.
The HDAW ’23 Product Expo will feature hundreds of top brands, with 20 companies making their HDAW debut as exhibitors at the 2023 event. HDAW ’23 will take place January 16-19 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
“HDAW ’23 is well on its way to becoming one of best and largest shows yet. We can’t wait to welcome more than 300 exhibiting suppliers, including many making their HDAW debut, to this one-of-a-kind specialty event,” stated Brian Riegner, vice president of America sales, Consolidated Metco, and the supplier co-chair for HDAW ’23. “As evidenced by this year’s high demand for floor space, HDAW has a long-standing reputation for showcasing the newest products and technologies and providing unmatched opportunities for suppliers and distributors to forge connections and make deals.”
HDAW ’23 will welcome more than 2,500 executives and managers from across the industry, including distributors, suppliers, service providers, industry experts and thought leaders, and more. Over four days, heavy duty aftermarket professionals will experience expert-led education, invaluable networking opportunities, and a Product Expo that provides an exclusive view of the latest products moving the industry forward.
Additionally, registered distributors are invited to participate in the private and focused one-on-one business meetings with suppliers.
“Our 2023 theme is Shift. Adapt. Grow. We’ve listened to our distributors and suppliers and are pleased to provide them with increased opportunities to grow their businesses through the One-on-One Business Meetings,” said Bill Betts, president and COO at Betts Company. “With more suppliers and products than ever before, we are thrilled to provide distributors and suppliers alike with more time to build relationships and make deals.”
New for HDAW ’23, the One-on-One Business Meetings will take place over three days, the morning of Tuesday, January 17, the afternoon of Wednesday, January 18, and all-day Thursday, January 19, and will not conflict with Product Expo hours. Each distributor will have the opportunity to schedule a total of 20 meetings (five on Tuesday, six on Wednesday and nine on Thursday morning, with four optional self-scheduled time slots Thursday afternoon for added flexibility), and each time slot will be 35 minutes.
Participation in these private meeting opportunities is limited to distributor companies and exhibiting suppliers who are members of a sponsoring or affiliated organization and are officially registered for HDAW ’23. There is no cost for distributors to participate in the One-on-One Business Meetings.
To match distributors and suppliers for the meetings, HDAW’s online one-on-one scheduling Software provides a user-friendly interface where distributors select and rank their preferred suppliers according to their interest level. Schedules will be based on mutual selections, resulting in quality, preferred appointments for distributors and suppliers alike. HDAW’s One-on-One Business Meeting schedules will be provided in advance of the event, giving delegates the opportunity to prepare and manually request meetings to fill remaining time slots.
Registration for HDAW ’23 is now open. For more information and to register, visit www.hdaw.org.
Those interested in exhibiting at HDAW ’23 can contact conference management at 708-226-1300 or email [email protected].